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Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:...
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Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries
DETROIT (AP) -- Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law....
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Man pleads guilty to fraud over helicopter weights
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A former executive of a southern Oregon company has pleaded guilty to providing false aircraft weights to the U.S. Forest Service to win a firefighting contract. A helicopter the company provided crashed, killing nine people fighting a wildfire....
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Man whose murder conviction was overturned is free
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A 69-year-old man convicted of murder 34 years ago was freed Monday after prosecutors told a judge they're no longer sure he committed the crime....
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Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins....
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Oklahoma high school rocked by 3 rape allegations
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Allegations by three girls at a central Oklahoma high school that they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation, and on Monday brought protests by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying....
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St. Louis awaits grand jury decision on Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown....
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Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide
NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide....
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Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines....
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4 women victims in serial killing case
Two convicted sex offenders have been indicted by a grand jury on murder and rape charges in the killing of four women in Orange County, California, in late 2013 and early 2014. The victims had a history of prostitution....
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Rallies planned across US before Ferguson decision
Police departments in several major cities were bracing for large demonstrations as people across the country planned to hold protests even before they know whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri....
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Missouri governor calls for peace in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old....
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Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday....
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Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind....
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Correction: Bogus Bonus story
HONOLULU (AP) -- In a story Nov. 22 about Island Air taking back bonuses paid to pilots, The Associated Press reported erroneously the reason for the bonuses. They were from an agreement to pay bonuses 30 days before the arrival of new planes, not for Christmas....
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